A thought about fed v klingon balance
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Join Date: Dec 2007
10-20-2010, 09:27 AM
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This example is a little skewed in thinking that 3 Battle Cruisers, a BoP and a raptor wouldn't be capable of doing similar, if not identical damage as to 3 BoP, a Raptor, and a Battle Cruiser using Dual Heavy Cannons.
Sure the Battle Cruisers can't use Rapid fire II or Rapid Fire III, but if they all decloaked at the same time, with in the same -5km Range, the damage output would be quite substantial.
The same could be said of a Galaxy-X + Defiant combination.
But that's just of course an assumption on my part since I flew as a Tactical Klingon Captian for a good 6 Months in a Battle Cruiser with Dual heavy cannons and Tricobolt Torpedoes.
I believe you just made the same Point I was trying to make. Unless I've misunderstood.
My claim is that damage output (perticularly focuse fired alpha strikes) from any combination of klingon ships remains fairly constant and high. On the other hand the damage output (perticularly a focus fired alpha strike) from a federation fleet varies grately based on fleet compoition (5 escorts is a whole difefrent world than 5 science ships damage wise, and thus play style wise).
This means that in a PuG enviroment where fleet compositions are essentually random, the klingons have an easier time developting effective tactics that the feds who have to know how to handle cases where they don't have any escorts, or no cruisers, in addition to the basics of how to be good at PvP which both factions need to be familiar with to be sicessful.